• Horseman Very Cunningly Vanquished--2-25-192
    Horseman Very Cunningly Vanquished--2-25-192
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Cun kŭn To con (a ship).
    • v. t Cun To know. See Con.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cun An obsolete or dialectal form of con, can.
    • cun An obsolete or dialectal form of con.
    • cun A variant of con.
    • n cun An abbreviation of cumulo-nimbus.
    • ***


  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    “This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.”
  • William Blake
    “The weak in courage is strong in cunning.”
  • Carl Sandburg
    “The greatest cunning is to have none at all.”
  • Pierre Charron
    Pierre Charron
    “The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Con


In literature:

For, in spite of the cleverness of our guide, the mandarin's men had been as cunning.
"Blue Jackets" by George Manville Fenn
It was a cunning letter.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Within a week of the scene created by Madame Svetchine, Rasputin had already commenced to seek his revenge in a deep and cunning way.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
The poor man's cunning and resources were now nearly at an end.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Cunning rogues often get trapped, like the fox, when they hope to enjoy their spoil in security.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
This was the prudence or cunning of Roblado.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
Lord bless 'ee,' mumbled Mother Jael, blinking her cunning eyes, 'he was one of the gentle Romany sure enough.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
They are fickle, shallow, vain, and cunning.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
It was a very pretty and cunning device.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
So cunning, however, is Bruin, and conscious of guilt, that he is constantly on the watch, as he returns, for an enemy.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
All laughed to think that Loki had been left hungry for all his cunning.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
He was a Spaniard, and simply gifted with Spanish cunning.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
What vast scheme had been evolved from the cunning brain of that master Indian?
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Under that garb of silly speech there's a cunning and a wary spirit.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
The cunning deceitful butterfly, so soon as Bevis came near, turned aside and went along a furrow.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
This cunning cat had hidden them under a great stone.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
There was cunning in his sallow face, cruelty in the corners of his mouth.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Emerging from the swamp, he crept up the hill, taking cunning advantage of every bush, stump, and boulder.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
He had a dark face, cunning black eyes, and very black hair.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
They are so powerful, so resistless, so desperate, and so cunning that it seems impossible to catch them.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey

In poetry:

Stretches his talons,
On thee falls,
In thy shoulders
Cunningly plants them.
"To My Friend - Ode III" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And pain its cunning learns;
Languor its sweet
From the decaying heat
That never dies.
"But Most Thy Light" by John Freeman
She has a cunning kind of way
Of looking sly and witty,
As if to say, in baby words,
"I know I'm very pretty."
"Our Helen" by Effie Afton
The grown folk mighty and cunning,
They write his name in gold;
But we can tell a little
Of the million tales he told.
"The Song Of The Children" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Shook drops of noble life upon the heart
Waiting for such, which beat,
At the high cunning of his rhythmic art,
In heat
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
His body being so slender small,
This cunning doctor took
A fine perspective glass, with which
He did in secret look—
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British

In news:

The New York City Opera's production of Janacek's "Cunning Little Vixen " was one of the hits of the company's season when it opened 10 years ago.
Here's a tale of greed, cunning, and the CARD Act.
They are cunning and ferocious, but the mysterious feral pigs of New Jersey were no match for the state's top predators: hunters.
Pazz & Jop 2011: Michael Tedder On Fucked Up's Majesty, Danny Brown's Cunning Skills, And The Joy Formidable's Outro Power.
Is it better to be a cunning leader or a cooperative team member to succeed in business.
Being nice a mixed blessing in game of cunning.
It's not as if Cleopatra 's cunning has been a great secret.
He concludes that dictators have become more selective in the restrictions they impose on their subjects and more cunning in their use of democratic guises to suppress opposition while still resorting to brutal means as needed.
Believers AssemblySunday, Pastor Brian Cunnings 10 am, morning worship.
The nickname aptly describes the cunning and skill of the dominant forward.
The Cunning Little Vixen on closing night at the Phil, June 23.
The most cunning, odious and successful of Gore Vidal 's provocations was surely a mid-career contribution to a special issue of The Nation in 1986, marking the magazine's one-hundred-twentieth anniversary.
"Lincoln," a legislative procedural, says you become a political hero by being brave enough to test your cunning at the bargaining table.
What Day-Lewis does so beautifully is suggest the reserves of humor and cunning that helped Lincoln pull people together and, even if the movie is no classic, Day-Lewis' performance belongs to the ages.
Rapper and producer Richie Cunning just takes a deep breath and says, "Oh, thank God".

In science:

Mrˇcun, The Hopf algebroids of functions on ´etale groupoids and their principal Morita equivalence. J.
Cyclic Cohomology of Corings
Mrˇcun, On isomorphisms of algebras of smooth functions, Proc.
Isomorphisms of algebras of Colombeau generalized functions
Then, Cun−1 un is equal to the product of the random variables assigned to edges of the path connecting v0 to un = u.
Random environment on coloured trees
Mrˇcun, On integrability of infinitesimal actions, Amer. J.
AV-Courant algebroids and generalized CR structures
E[|{x ∈ V : x is c3 -proper under ξu}|] ≥ cun.
Giant vacant component left by a random walk in a random d-regular graph
Mrˇcun, Introduction to Foliation and Lie Groupoids, Cambridge studies in advanced mathematics, Vol. 91, 2003.
Applications of Polyfold Theory I: The Polyfolds of Gromov-Witten Theory
Debido a la aparición de la inteligencia artificial, se han propuesto varios tipos de evaluaciones para tratar de comprobar (en algunos casos) cuán inteligentes son estas máquinas, y (en otros) si su inteligencia es comparable a la de los humanos.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
En este artículo se ofrecía también una solución a un problema del test de Turing, el cual consistía en que únicamente era capaz de obtener un valor binario de si la máquina parece o no una persona y no un valor numérico que nos indique cuán humanas parecen.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
The notion of the tangent distance between two such images was introduced by Simard, Le Cun and Denker (1993) to account for certain invariances in this problem (e.g., the thickness and orientation of a digit are not relevant factors when we consider how similar two digits are).
Prototype selection for interpretable classification
Cun-Quan Zhang, Integer flows and cycle covers of graphs, Monographs and Textbooks in Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 205, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1997.
Generation and Properties of Snarks
Henry Stapp1 has sub jected the strange quantum correlations discovered by Lucien Hardy2 to a cunning logical analysis.
Nonlocal character of quantum theory?
These dwarfs are visible; why should similar primeval halos in the voids be so cunningly hidden? If void phenomena ruled out the CDM model we could turn to alternatives.
Concluding Remarks on New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters
Mrˇcun: On integrability of infinitesimal actions, Amer. J.
Integrability of Jacobi structures
Moerdijk I., Mrˇcun J., Introduction to foliations and Lie groupoids, Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics, Vol. 91, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003.
Poisson Manifolds, Lie Algebroids, Modular Classes: a Survey
Mrˇcun, Introduction to Foliations and Lie Groupoids.
Galois-Type Extensions and Equivariant Projectivity